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Hot Board: Last-minute recruiting pitches

The first day of the early signing period is Wednesday. From then until Dec. 21, college football prospects can sign national letters of intent and end their recruitment. There will be a large number of prospects committing and signing on that first day, plenty of which will happen on live television, broadcast on ESPN networks throughout the day.

Here are a few predictions for prospects who will be announcing between now and the early signing period:

DE Kayvon Thibodeaux

6-5, 234 pounds

Westlake Village, Calif./Oaks Christian
ESPN 300 rank: 1